In the tradition of the midnight book release party, Borders is hosting parties nationwide for the DVD release of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" -- the second movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book series.
The parties get underway at 10pm on Friday, March 19th -- and will include a variety of activities, such as charades, a movie quote contest and a movie debate hosted by the fan site Twilight Series Theories. There are also some great "New Moon" prizes available for the winners of the contests.
Each Borders store will also host the "Borders Movie Awards," where fans can vote in categories such as "Best Shirtless Moment" and "Most Reckless Bella Moment." Just download the ballot online and bring it with you to the party to cast your vote.
Then at one minute after midnight, fans can finally purchase the DVD. Borders recommends you pre-order at your local store ahead of the party. They are selling the regular Two-Disc Special Edition version, and the Borders Exclusive Edition -- so be sure to pre-order the one you want. (You can also check out a "New Moon" DVD Comparison Guide at Twilight Novel Novice.)
Borders is also offering another exclusive for Twilight fans. Anyone buying "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" on DVD through March 22nd will be able to purchase any "New Moon" T-shirt for just $5. Starting March 16th, fans can get the same deal if they buy Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol. 1.
Other retailers are also hosting midnight release parties for the "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" DVD. Find one near you on the official movie website.
You can find a Borders store near you by checking online. Here are the Borders stores in the Portland/Vancouver area:
708 SW Third
Portland, OR 97204
2605 S. W. Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
7227 SW Bridgeport Road
Tigard, OR 97224
687 NW 12th Street
Gresham, OR 97030
811 S.E. 160th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98683
more info at Borders site here (there's a video that starts automatically, be warned)